No Work, no Pay… no Food!

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  • Posted on May 29, 2020

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… Living with the new normal in Ipaja, Lagos Yetunde Joseph of Community Development Link, Ipaja, ACT partner organisations in Nigeria, gives us an insight to the impact of covid-19 on the lives of the families that ACT support and how it affects our work in Ipaja, Lagos.  Since writing this blog, some of the…



A Life Transformed – Jackson Abel Charles

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  • Posted on May 22, 2020

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Jackson is 20 years old and dreams of becoming a doctor. A laudable ambition wherever you are in the world. The career path to become a doctor demands dedication, determination and hard work, it could be likened to climbing the mountain of ambition. Some students look at the path ahead and decide to choose a…



JAIME TELLS IT ALL

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  • Posted on May 15, 2020

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‘The key to success is often the ability to act,’ (Confucius) Keeping up the communication in the Covid-19 new normal Jaime, our communications Intern, reflects on how we at ACT are adapting to the covid-19 pandemic and communicating our work to supporters and the wider public, during this testing time. Like the other staff members,…



Living under lockdown in Kenya

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  • Posted on May 8, 2020

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“We are grateful to God for allowing us to be his hand’s and his feet in this way,” – Anna, I-Afrika Anna Cuthel of I-Afrika and Bishop Wanyama of Jesus To All Nations Ministry (JTAN), ACT partner organisations in Kenya, give us their insight of how life is for disadvantaged children, orphans and widows that…



Transforming lives through Events fundraising

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  • Posted on May 1, 2020

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“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” – Michelle Obama …. How covid-19 is affecting our fundraising Aniceth Donard could very easily have missed out of attending medical school. Having lost his father and his widowed mother struggling to feed 6 children without a job, his chances of continuing his secondary…



Coronavirus – How it’s impacting our work in Africa

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  • Posted on April 24, 2020

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                    … A glimpse into the impact in Tanzania ACT Project Officers, Fr Honoratus (Ngara) and Stella Maganga (Biharamulo), describe how the coronavirus is affecting their communities and impacting our work in Kagera region, Tanzania. In this part of the world, it’s interesting how so little…



Coronavirus – ACT staff working remotely from home

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  • Posted on April 17, 2020

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller Office Manager, Diana, describes how the coronavirus lockdown is impacting on how staff are working away from the ACT Croydon office. When a new person joins our team at our Croydon office, they usually comment on how great it is…



What Easter means to me!

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  • Posted on April 9, 2020

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… ACT supporter Ronke Joseph shares her thoughts on Easter. When you think of Easter what thoughts come to your mind? Is it the cross … on a hot bun, eggs, bunnies or simply the season of Spring? These are usually not far from all our minds in this part of the western world. However,…



Coronavirus – What does it mean for ACT

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  • Posted on April 4, 2020

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                                    It’s Easter next week! Does anyone remember? What with the Coronavirus dominating our minds, you can be forgiven if you’ve forgotten that we are coming to Easter. In normal times, families in the UK would have started…



With ACT the entire family benefits

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  • Posted on March 27, 2020

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At ACT, our vision is to bring about transformation and give hope to widows in need and their children, as well as poor orphans in Africa. We want the mothers to be able to sustain their families, hence we network them with widows in their communities and provide them with training so that they can…